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Olympics, CBA at heart of struggle between players, NHL

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

J ust when you thought you had a few more years not to think about the NHL labor situation, Commissioner Gary Bettman opened a can of worms this past fall by making the league’s consent to participation in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic...

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The eyes of sporting America are focused on Jacksonville and Alltel Stadium, but some of the best Super Bowl storylines are being written away from the playing field. More so than usual, this year’s business decisions are being made against a backdrop of last year’s memories. The ...

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Did Nike blunder with banned TV ad?

Pitchfork and honey. In Asia, is Nike using one, the other, or both at the same time? It’s an intriguing situation offering lessons for aspiring multicultural marketers. China’s State Administration for Radio, Film and Televisi ...

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Votaw leaves gains, challenges

LPGA Tour Commissioner Ty Votaw, who is stepping down at the end of the year, can be proud of what was accomplished during his seven-year tenure. Votaw What’s the record? Votaw scaled back the number of tour events but grew LPGA purs ...

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MLBPA key to promising steroid policy

Baseball’s half-a-loaf steroid policy is the product of many bakers. Credit for the long-overdue change is due to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, politicians such as President Bush and Sen. John McCain, and players who see the risks that performance-enhancing drugs pose to the integrity of ...

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My old school is back in session

I have been told a number of times in the past year that I am old school. That was said both as a compliment and in a less-than-favorable context. In my definition, old school adheres to the values, considerations and social co ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, LPGA, MLB, NBA, Opinion, Orlando Magic, WNBA

No light at end of NHL’s tunnel vision

Bob Swados, former special counsel and secretary of the NHL board of governors and member of the owner-player council, interviews himself, Bob Swados, former vice chairman and part owner of the Buffalo Sabres. The Specia ...

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Mets raise the stakes

The New York Knicks were leading their division of the NBA last week and the New York Jets were still alive in the NFL playoffs, but the Big Apple’s sports buzz had turned to baseball. Here’s the surprise: Topic A was the Mets, not the Yankees. The Mets ownership opened up the bank vault i ...

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An essay exam for academics

As the coordinator of a graduate program housed in a school of business, it was great to read about the dynamic changes that have occurred in teaching the true business portion of this industry [“Class in Session,” Nov. 29 issue]. While there have been attempts to develop basic standards ...

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